from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A piece of rubber affixed to a handle and bearing raised characters used to make ink impressions, as of names or dates.
- n. A person or body that gives perfunctory approval or endorsement of a policy without assessing its merit.
- n. A perfunctory approval or endorsement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of a person, organisation, or process, making decisions or approving matters routinely or without real power, as rubber stamp politics, a rubber stamp committee.
- n. A piece of rubber or similar material with a design or text carved or molded for the purpose of transferring ink or dye to imprint that design on another object.
- n. A person or organisation who approves, routinely or as a formality, matters decided by some other person or organisation.
- v. to process, approve or decide matters routinely rather than through careful consideration
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stamp (usually made of rubber) for imprinting a mark or design by hand
- n. routine authorization of an action without questions
From rubber + stamp (Wiktionary)
You don't produce these prima donas who think the board should be their rubber stamp and rooting section and not have any independent thoughts.
He knew that the board was a rubber stamp for Barre's decisions.